Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas + Awesome Toy Bundle Giveaway!

Can you believe that Easter is this upcoming weekend? I sure can’t! If you’re anything like me, you are just starting to think about what to get for your kiddos Easter baskets. We always seem to have a huge stash of candy post holidays so this year I’m working on candy-less Easter baskets. With two young kids, I like switching out our toys often and introducing new and fun activities that everyone can enjoy. Educational toys are some of my favorites as I find that we tend to use them more often and we are able to gain some new skills at the same time.

This year we focused on items that encouraged learning and motor skills that could be used by our toddler and preschooler. Many of these gifts encourage and educate on colors, learning, grasp, music and being physically active. I always like to load their baskets with a mix of items they want, things they need and a few yummies that taste great, but are healthy too.

This years baskets were loaded with so many fun products! Most of these products are available on Amazon Prime so you can order them just in time for Easter.

This post contains affiliate links. 

Shakin Eggs from HABA USA | buy here

These fun and bright colored eggs are great for encouraging music fun with your littles. Each makes a different sound and kids love shaking them to their own beat. Best for ages 2+.

Mold Free Squirting Bath Toys from Marcus And Marcus| buy here

We’ve thrown away so many bath toys due to mold issues, so these bath toys rock! They are able to be opened so that they can be easily cleaned so you don’t have to worry about mold growing inside. The super cute designs and bright colors are perfect for your kiddos to spray and splash away. Best for 6+ months.

Playfoam Sparkle from Educational Insights | buy here

This squishy non-stick playfoam is perfect for making fun creations without the worry of mess! Unlike other similar products, Playfoam Sparkle never dries up so you don’t have to worry too much if it doesn’t get put away right away. Perfect for fine motor skills and especially for sensory driven toddlers and preschoolers. Best for ages 3+.

Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt Game from Educational Insights | buy here

This is the perfect family game to add to your child’s basket this Easter. This springtime bunny inspired game is easy to understand and set-up and perfect early counters. I can’t wait to play this game with my son as I think that he will love using the little squeezers to pick carrots. Best for ages 3+.

Birds in a Nest Sorting Set from Learning Resources| buy here

This cute sorting set is great for working on color, matching and counting skills. The birds and nests are perfect for an Easter inspired gift! It even comes with an activity guide to help you play and learn with your kiddos. Best for ages 2+.

Organic Slammers Superfood Snack Pouches| buy here

My kids are crazy about these snacks! I love that they are made with organic fruits and veggies and that it’s not a battle to get my kids to eat a healthy snack.

Fabula Nebulae Monsters Away | buy here

This salve is perfect for banishing bad dreams and calming over active imaginations. I love using this at nighttime on my preschoolers to relax him. Handcrafted and made with all natural ingredients its perfect for sensitive skin.  Save 20% with code FABULA20. Also, be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram (giveaway on Wednesday) as I have a great bundle giveaway for some of their great products!


I’ll be giving away a bundle of fun toys for your kids to enjoy this spring (shown below — basket not included)!

To enter, simply comment below with your Easter plans! Head over to my Instagram for additional entries (will be posting tonight, Tuesday April 11th and will pool all entries to randomly select a winner). U.S. entries only. Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 16, 2017.

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By | 2017-04-11T20:11:32+00:00 April 11th, 2017|family|34 Comments


  1. Danielle Bell April 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    We will be going to an easter egg hunt at the local park with our 3 kids and then going to visit family for dinner

    • Amber Battishill April 12, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Sounds like a great day!

  2. Jamie L April 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    This year for Easter I decided to switch it up. Instead of hosting dinner I’ll be hosting brunch and family will come over to visit and spend time with my daughters.

    • Amber Battishill April 12, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

      We’ll be hosting brunch as well! I like that it leaves the evening for us to celebrate with just the 4 of us!

  3. Kayla April 11, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Easter will be low key around our house, but hoping to work on the nursery for new baby!

  4. Jessica April 11, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the product links! I definitely want to get my daughter some eggs and those mold free bath toys are amazing! We plan to hide eggs around the house for my daughter and we are starting an easter basket with toys and books instead of sweet treats! Hoppy Easter!

    • Amber Battishill April 12, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

      You’re welcome! Almost all are available through Amazon Prime so there is still plenty of time to buy! Have a great Easter!

  5. Mallory April 11, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    I’m going to have to check out that play foam Haley would like that.

  6. Trisha S. April 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Adorable ideas, Amber!! We’re celebrating Corbin’s first Easter with my husband’s side of the family! It will be the first time two of his aunts will be meeting Corbin! We’re looking forward to quality family time!

  7. Heather Mazariegos April 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I really love the idea of a candy free basket! These were all great tips!

  8. Heather Mazariegos April 11, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    I love all of these ideas! Especially going candy free! I am hosting easter for the first time at our new home! So exciting!

  9. Trista Peterson April 11, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Love all of these ideas! My daughter got that play foam in her Christmas stocking and she loved it!

  10. Fatima April 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Aww, these are all great ideas!!

  11. Amber Cheras April 12, 2017 at 12:27 am - Reply

    We are coloring Easter eggs, having a big family dinner, watching all of the holidays classics, and making priceless memories!

  12. sandra April 12, 2017 at 1:02 am - Reply

    We are just doing an egg hunt and having a family dinner

  13. Jamie April 12, 2017 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I love the idea of candy free baskets and I do them too. My kids get one or two pieces of chocolate but overall, we do no candy. Because you know what happens to it? I throw it away because I don’t want the kids eating it and I don’t need to eat it- know what I mean

  14. Jamie April 12, 2017 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Oh and for Easter, we’re spending it with my parents and invited some friends who didn’t have big families to spend it with. I’m looking forward to it being a nice, quiet day (vs the hoopla that ensues when all 4 of my siblings show up with our 25 children between us:).

  15. Cheryl B April 12, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

    We have a family dinner planned with an egg hunt and scavenger hunt planned for the kiddos.

  16. Danielle April 12, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

    What great ideas!! And thanks for the reminder… I have to get my bootie in gear and get out to do the shopping. Now that my girls are older, I have to get out without them, which can be hard!

  17. elizabeth miller April 12, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    My 11 year old will be getting baptised and making first communion on Easter. We will start off our day with that and then come home and have a small party for her along with our family dinner that evening.

  18. Stephanie Phelps April 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Saturday we are taking our granddaughter to the fair grounds for Easter egg hunt and on Sunday we are having everyone over for dinner and another Easter egg hunt!

  19. Ellie Wright April 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    We are having a family dinner and egg hunt for the littles.

  20. Tamara Goyette April 13, 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I have been looking everywhere for that bunny game.

  21. Kim S April 13, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

    My sister in law and her kids are coming over! They’re visiting from St Louis so we’re stoked for all the kids to be able to Easter egg hunt together!

  22. Crystal Wachoski April 13, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    My family is coming over for dinner. I hope to head to church first. I can’t wait for my girl’s to see their Easter baskets!

  23. anna April 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    These Easter baskets are so cute! I just got done buying some stuff for my daughter’s basket!

  24. Erika ortega April 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I need to work on my Easter baskets before Sunday. Love what you added to them

  25. Vanessa April 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Love the basket! Easter Egg hunt Saturday at my house! Starting to fill the eggs tonight! Special appearance by Mr. Bunny himself! However Easter, I will running my store until 5pm, making sure those chicken wings are extra delicious for you! And then a nice mid afternoon brunch with the 4 of us awaits upon my arrival from work! Let me just say, so happy I have joined your blog, bc I have always loves reading your daily posts about mom life! Hits home!!

  26. Nancy Loring April 14, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

    I will be cooking for my in laws this year for Easter. I have never cooked for them before. They came up from Florida to enjoy the holiday with their grandchildren. I love my in laws and I hope everything goes ok..

  27. Kelly D April 15, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    We will visit my parents for dinner and to spend the day with family.

  28. Emily Smith April 16, 2017 at 4:49 am - Reply

    It’s just going to be a low-key Easter with my three boys. My husband has to work and so it’ll just be us. We will have a fun egg hunt after lunch and then make something fun for dinner.

  29. Caroline B April 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    We will spend the day as a family, have a good meal and go to the park!

  30. Lauren April 16, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    We are going to church and eating lunch with my parents and sister.

  31. jeremy mclaughlin April 16, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    We go to my sister in laws house and the grandparents have a big egg hunt for the kids.

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